USDA Cattle on Feed - June 2022 - Highlights

USDA Cattle on Feed - June 2022 - Highlights

Released June 24, 2022, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA).

United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for
feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on
June 1, 2022. The inventory was 1 percent above June 1, 2021. This is the
highest June 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during May totaled 1.87 million head, 2 percent below
2021. Net placements were 1.79 million head. During May, placements of cattle
and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 370,000 head, 600-699 pounds
were 270,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 465,000 head, 800-899 pounds were
469,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 220,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater
were 75,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.91 million head, 2 percent
above 2021.

Other disappearance totaled 76,000 head during May, 13 percent above 2021.

Cattle on Feed Inventory, Placements, Marketings, and Other Disappearance on
1,000+ Capacity Feedlots - United States: June 1, 2021 and 2022
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: : : Percent of
Item : 2021 : 2022 :previous year
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: ---- 1,000 head ---- percent
:
On feed May 1 ..........................: 11,731 11,967 102
Placed on feed during May ..............: 1,910 1,869 98
Fed cattle marketed during May .........: 1,870 1,914 102
Other disappearance during May .........: 67 76 113
On feed June 1 .........................: 11,704 11,846 101
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